Back in the dark days of Gingerbread, MIUI
was a bright light in Android design -- a custom ROM that offered insane theming and unexpected security features, all wrapped up in an interface that was beautifully, unapologetically, a lot like iOS.
MIUI is still around, of course. Maybe I'm wrong on this, but it just doesn't seem to get as much press as it once did. It's certainly harder to find; my girlfriend is a fan and wanted it installed on her new/my old 2012 Nexus 7, but from three available sources I could find only a single ROM
for it -- one that, inexplicably, comes with phone and SMS apps... for a WiFi tablet.
Things seemed to be a lot better for MIUI a year and a half ago, when yours truly was happily running it on his Nexus S
If it's indeed true that MIUI has faded into the background for the Android modding community, what happened, exactly? I've a few theories on that.